• Location: Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1GA
  • Subject: Teacher
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £30,742 - £42,466
  • Language: Welsh

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Lead Teacher - Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy

Monmouthshire County Council
GRADE/SALARY: Teachers’ Pay Scale (including UPS3 where applicable) plus TLR 2 allowance (£3,271)


The Shadow Governing Body is pleased to announce that Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy will open its doors in September 2024 as a seedling school on the site of Overmonnow Primary School, which is easily accessible from main towns and cities such as Cardiff (50 minutes), Newport (20 minutes) and Cwmbran (30 minutes).

During 2024-2025, significant building work will be carried out to create two independent schools on the Overnomow site. The new part of Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy is expected to open in September 2025, and will have an initial capacity of 90, with a planned expansion to 210 by 2032, as stated in the latest WESP (Welsh in Education Strategic Plan). Building plans will be available which show the planned work which is due to start soon.

We have 12 pupils from Nursery to Year 1 already registered and ready to start their education through the medium of Welsh, which is an exciting and historic moment for the town of Monmouth. A thriving Ti a Fi Group, under an inspiring leader meets locally, and from 2025 it is planned to open a Cylch Meithrin with full wraparound provision in the school.

We are looking for an excellent Progression Stage 1 and 2 practitioner, and a creative and inspirational phase leader to start the work of establishing the school alongside the Headteacher and Governing Body.

The children are ready and waiting for you!

Governors are looking for someone who:
• is proven to be committed to inspirational teaching and learning;
• has excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills;
• is able to support the management of the day to day demands of the school;
• has a passion to ensure that every child succeeds;
• has the drive and commitment to support the Exectuive Headteacher in delivering national and school priorities;
• is an excellent role model and effective at leading, motivating and supporting a team;
• is able to line manage teaching and support staff effectively;
• can work effectively in partnership with the wider school community;
• is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our pupils;
• self-motivated and innovative to drive and complete tasks;
• is an inspiring and effective Progression Step 1 and 2 teacher;
• is enthusiastic about Welsh culture and will enjoy the important and historic challenge of reconnecting a whole new generation in South East Wales with the Welsh language and who is passionate and enthusiastic and wants to share the Welsh language with pupils and the wider community to enable them to grow and live through the medium of Welsh.
• will draw attention to the advantages of bilingualism in a devolved and constantly changing society such as in Wales.
• is ready to deal with the challenges and complications of setting up a new school and who will ensure good cooperation between Ysgol Overmonnow and Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy through a partnership agreement.
• is ready to collaborate with Monmouthshire County Council's existing Welsh medium primary schools to harness the best aspects of good practice and joint learning for the benefit of all pupils.
• is a community-focused individual who can maintain, develop and promote partnerships with external agencies and the local community. We would like to see the school have an active presence in the community, with the lead teacher being an advocate for the Welsh language within the school and its use in the wider community.
• is beginning to show strategic thinking towards establishing strong links with the wider community which supports the ethos, culture and values of a Welsh-medium school in North Monmouthshire.
• will actively promote the school and recruit families who want to choose Welsh-medium education in Monmouth and find a bilingual pathway and who would support our ethos.
• have the skills to identify and collaborate with parents developing a strong relationship with our community of carers
• can demonstrate high quality educational phase management skills to all stakeholders (staff, parents, governors, friends and pupils) and be able to present, discuss and contribute to making decisions for the benefit of everyone in the school community.
• can assist with managing the resources available to the school and ensure that these are used effectively and efficiently.
• can guarantee that every child will receive a first class education through the medium of Welsh.